Obligations of sick workers during their holidays: include them in your employment regulations

Author: Catherine Mairy (Legal Expert)
Read time: 1min
Publication date: 01/12/2023 - 21:24
Latest update: 01/12/2023 - 21:27

As from 1 January 2024, new obligations will apply to workers whose incapacity for work occurs during a holiday period in order to be able to benefit from guaranteed pay and the option of carrying over their holidays.

These obligations must be included in your employment regulations.

To insert them in your employment regulations, you do not need to follow the consultation procedure within the works council or, in absence thereof, with the workers.

However, you must:

  • hand over a copy of the amendment of the employment regulations to each worker (with acknowledgement of receipt);
  • and, within 8 days of its entry into force, communicate this amendment to the directorate of the social legislation inspectorate competent for the registered office and to the directorate of the social legislation inspectorate competent for each place of business where workers are employed.

Do you need advice or a model of an appendix to the employment regulations with regard to these new obligations for workers? Please contact our Legal Partners via legalpartners@partena.be.

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